moving /home

Gilboa Davara gilboada at
Sun Dec 4 15:23:30 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-04 at 09:47 -0500, Claude Jones wrote:
> I would like to move my home directory to a new 300GB SATA drive - I edit 
> video, so I need lots of space.
> I've installed the hardware, and using qtparted I've formatted it as ext3 - in 
> qtparted it appears as sda1
> My current mounts:
> /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol02 on / type ext3 (rw)
> /dev/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> /dev/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw)
> /dev/devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
> /dev/hdb1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
> /dev/shm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
> /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on /home type ext3 (rw)
> /dev/hda1 on /mnt/windows type ntfs (ro,umask=0222,gid=100)
> none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
> /proc on /var/named/chroot/proc type none (rw,bind)
> sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
> I'm caught in a circular logic trap and I can't figure out what to do next. 
> I've read the mount and fstab man pages, and googled this issue, but I'm 
> missing something. What would be the next step? 
> -- 
> Claude Jones
> Bluemont, VA, USA

Go to init 1.
Move home files to new drive.
Unmount /home
Edit fstab.
Remount new /home.

(Though, if you really want to, you can add the new drive to the LVM,
and move the home snapshot to the new drive.)


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